THE family of Muhammad Ali has posted a picture of him enjoying the Super Bowl, amid claims he was close to death.
Ali's brother was quoted in British media as saying the sporting legend, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, could be dead within days.
But Ali's daughter May May told the Associated Press she had spoken to her father on the phone on Sunday morning and he was fine.
"He's fine, in fact he was talking well this morning," she said. "These rumors pop up every once in a while but there's nothing to them."
Ali's family told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he was in good spirits and tweeted a picture of him enjoying the Super Bowl in a Baltimore Ravens jersey.
Family spokesman Bob Gunnell disputed the UK media reports and said Ali "looks great".
“He’s having a Super Bowl party," Gunnell said.
The tweeted picture shows Ali with fists raised along with the words: “The Greatest is ready for the Super Bowl! Go @Ravens!”.